Jack Straw, Friend Of The Devil, Little Red Rooster, Lazy River Road, Queen Jane Approximately*, Tennessee Jed, Childhood's End, Easy Answers-> Deal China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Victim Or The Crime-> Samba In The Rain, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Drums-> Space-> The Wheel-> Attics Of My Life-> Sugar Magnolia, E: I Fought the Law
Chase Smith recording, Shure BG-40Âs>Sony D-7>DAT>CDR; via Paul; seeded to etree by neo_levo
December 29, 2012 Subject:
Resposne to 90snot70s
I was at this run of shows and as being a native at of St. Louis at the time (I basically lived right across from the "farm") I didn't see anything which made anyone not feel welcome in our city.
For my 10th birthday (1985) I got a Grateful Dead album from my aunt who lived in the Bay Area. As I aquired more and more albums at a young age I fell in love with the music. As time went on and I started to learn more about The Dead and their history and the subculture, obviously attending my first concert was a rather eye opening experience. All of the shows I saw were in the 90's so I don't really have any other time to guage them by quality wise, but looking back now one major observation sticks out in my head. From 1990 to 1995 the audience went from being there more for the music and friendships to being more of a junkie, scam artist scene.
To me it seems like the last few years the Heads that I knew were all getting into darker and darker things and were all getting into trouble with the law. Its no suprise to me that during this period Jerry's health and frame of mind went steadily downhill. I don't know if its a coincidence or not.........
As far as archive.org......what a fantistic resource, we can go back in time and relive all these old concerts, listen to ones we missed. I'm not a music critic, don't play and instrument, can't sing a lick, but I can say I've never seen or heard a bad Dead show.....maybe some aren't as good as others but in my mind there are always good points in every show. Just my opinion.....thanks for letting me ramble.
July 26, 2012 Subject:
reason WHY 15 yr abscence from sTLouis
@hank....i too waS heRe,and I specificaLLy recaLL the "home" crowd...those from the area...did NOT weLcome US with kindnesS..open arms you could say..moRe like...we weRe a hasseL...in tuRn,the LaW showed thier normal selves..and weRe asshoLez..eVeN the FEDS wore suit and ties no LesS...as if daring us to haVe fun...the shows..idk..i onLy got in on niTe2...i remember it was difficult just to be on the LoT if not in the shoW...so...with that..AND '95s hoopLa...the GD shouLda waited 15 moTe years,before reTurning to StLouis...niTe2..the 27th waS good..noT spectacuLar by no meaNs...its not tiL October of '94,wheN Jerry heaTs uP...buT...that said..i neVer saw a BAD show..in response to another post..
April 17, 2008 Subject:
By the way, Chase was toting the Shure BetaGreen 4.0 mics - Cardioid condensers. . .
December 1, 2007 Subject:
This was a really good show to see. It was the one of the smallest outdoor venues you could see the Dead play at in the midwest, so it was nice for the people from that area. A nice change from Soldier Field. The people in St. Louis were incredibly friendly as well. Good vibe overall. It a shame about the Riverport debacle the year after.
August 6, 2006 Subject:
Great quality sound for an AUD
Both these riverport shows are great sounding AUDs. Are these matrixes or just that good?
The setlist catches the eye, but the performance is sub-par, feels '95-ish.
June 6, 2006 Subject:
set list drove me to this one. Not bad. effort is there. Said it before and say it again I fought the law is a total cop out. they should be ashamed for busting that out and calling it an encore.
August 15, 2005 Subject:
wow a belated b-day present
Ive been searching for shows on my b-day this one brought chills & tears I found out brent died on my b-day dont know how I missed that one. much love & respect
August 11, 2005 Subject:
I Agree with OldSchoolJersey
This show, although pretty average, is better than I remember it having been. Jerry actually remembers the lyrics to FOTD and Lazy River Road almost perfectly, and even annunciates the words to boot.
This is the 4 year anniversary of the untimely passing of Mr. Brent Mydland. RIP
February 22, 2005 Subject:
From what I remember, this show was abysmal. 2 stars for the Attics.
January 15, 2005 Subject:
Great Show, Long Overdue!!!
This was my first Dead show...July of 1994...I had alot of Dead CD's etc and really should have seen them much sooner but for what ever reason this was my first...
The show turned out to be electric from start to finish...I remember talking with the guy right behind me on the lawn. He was from Omaha, Nebraska and had seen over 100 shows...When 'The Wheel' began he fessed up that he owned a bar in Omaha called, you guessed it, "The Wheel". Needless to say he was blown away by the set list!!! And me, at my first show, I thought they were all going to be like this...
I have heard a shortened version of the second night as a Grateful Dead Hour. That was good but left me wanting a full version of the first night...
From what I understand the Dead had not played in the St. Louis area for more than 15 years, if not more. So this show was long overdue and it sure was incredible! Give this one a listen, I bet you'll agree this was a rockin night!!!